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GIVERNY

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Half Day Tour (5 hours)
Starts in - 214 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris
Conducted in English, French
Duration Of The Tour - 5 hours
$ 89.30 USD / adult
Infants free

Visit the home and surrounding gardens of renowned artist Claude Monet considered the father of French Impressionism.

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Departing Paris via the western districts of the city your luxury motorcoach will take the Normandy motorway to Bonnières. After crossing the River Seine at Vernon we’ll reach Giverny located about 90 minutes from Paris. Your guide will escort you through Monet’s gardens whereupon you’ll be on your own to visit Monet's home and studio on your own. 

Monet's home was donated to the French Academy of Fine Arts in 1966 by his son Michel. The rough-cast pink house was where the doyen of the impressionist school lived between 1883 and 1926. Since restored to its original interior colors and charm you’ll marvel at the Master of Giverny's own precious collection of Japanese prints hung just as they were by Monet himself.

Situated just outside the home is Monet's large studio where he painted the famous Nympheas series. Today the studio serves as the Claude Monet Foundation shop. The gardens were rebuilt to their original state and visitors can admire this "painting set within nature" which Claude Monet's contemporaries considered to be among his greatest masterpieces.

In front of the house and studios the Clos Normand extends in straight lines with vaults of aerial plants surrounding dazzling flowerbeds. From spring to autumn the gardens reflect the changing palette of the painter-gardener who was in his own words mad about flowers. Further down and fashioned by a diversion in the river Epte in the shade of willow trees lays the water garden with its famous Japanese bridge. The gardens burst with wisteria azaleas and of course there is the famous water lily pond too. It's a panoply of water and sky that gave birth to the pictorial universe of the Nympheas. 

Included:

  • Transportation in luxury air conditioned coach. 
  • Entrance to Giverny (gardens and house) 
  • Licensed multilingual expert guide. 

Additional Information:

  • The village of Giverny surrounding Monet’s home is a lovely and picaresque. 
  • Door-to-door coach transport will be provided between Paris and Giverny. 
  • The collection of Japanese engravings inside Monet's home are considered to be the most important of its kind in the world.
  • Ideal for art lovers and horticulturists alike. 
  • The excellent souvenir shop features and sells a wide range of reproductions of Monet's paintings crockery table sets (dominant in Monet's favorite blue and yellow colors) and even an array of flower seed collections.
Payment and Cancellation policy
  1. Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  2. 80% of the total price will be refunded in case of a cancellation occurring more than 15 days prior to Tour Date. In case of a cancellation occuring closer to the Tour Date, it is to the Tour Operator's discretion to issue a refund, which may be partial or complete. Tours that cannot be confirmed within 2 business days will be refunded in full.
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